stranger rape

stranger rape

n.
A rape in which the victim does not know the rapist.

strang′er rape`


n.
sexual assault by an assailant upon a person he or she does not know.
[1990–95]
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One such development has been the gradual dislodging of stranger rape as archetypical, (10) accompanied by a growing recognition that the vast majority of sexual violence is committed by an acquaintance without the use of weapons or abundant physical force.
He further added: "If there's a true stranger rape, a random guy picks up a stranger off the street, those are the troubling ones.
But we need to reassure people that these sort of attacks are unusual and stranger rape is very rare.
The two police forces have launched the Major Investigation Team, which will "significantly increase the level of resources available to tackle some of the most complex and serious incidents, such as murder, stranger rape and serial armed robberies".
In addition, when there's a report of this kind of stranger rape allegation carried out by someone pulling a female into bushes or the like, that causes great concern and anxiety among public in the area.
Young women countered the stereotype of stranger rape with their own experiences of "date rape.
She said one in six Australian women are sexually assaulted from the age of 15 and stranger rape represented only a small minority of these assaults.
It was a crime which shocked the whole community and the officers working on it, but a stranger rape in a small Welsh village is rare.
Det Supt Garrett said stranger rape was very rare, with victims almost always knowing their attackers.
Date rape can be no less distressing than stranger rape, but it is particularly hard to prosecute.
Bourke further alleges that rapists are not "all men," but are a heterogeneous group, and that acquaintance rape, stranger rape, pedophilia, prison buggery, and marital assaults have different causes and motivations.